Welcome

Hello and welcome to Laurel, a graphics request site hosted by me, Seline (elevance). Established on July 20th, 2013, Laurel is an opportunity for me to provide high-quality services that are perfectly tailored to the needs of my clients. I strive for every single one of my products to be a completely success in order to fulfill this promise. I provide an array of different services, featuring the main focus of this site - petpage layout requests - and many more. You are most welcome to look around and discover what Laurel has to offer you.

Do you have a question, comment, compliment, or concern? Feel free to send them to me via neomail! I'm always available and am delighted to hear the voice of my visitors. Before you send them in, however, be sure to check the FAQ and double-check that your question has not already been answered.

Updates

January 11, 2014
  • Cheers to a new year! Happy 2014, guys! I hope you all had a fabulous first week and a half of 2014. Mine was quite busy but I've started scratching the surface with Alia's layout.
  • Cleared affiliates, so now Laurel has 11 instead of 16. Requests are open, I'm always looking for lovely sites! Also, thank you Nina for a beautiful link back button for us.
December 27, 2013
  • Merry belated Christmas! I had such a great past week and am definitely cherishing now my second and last week on winter break by hitting Neopets up full-time.
  • ...Jasmyn from Uncharted now has a completed layout! Check it out at the portfolio! It only took me a day to make it, but about 7-8 hours, so I'm really glad with my swift progress. I truly hope Jasmyn likes it!
December 15, 2013
  • Laurel is not dead, guys! I apologize for never updating but life has been a crazy mess of school and events. However, I'm coming back with winter break coming up in a week right after my finals (please pray for me!). So, hopefully you'll be seeing more from Laurel!
  • On the note of finished requests, I just finished Sarah's request for Botanical! Go take a look at it at Laurel's portfolio! I would love any feedback.
  • Finally, all previous updates were cleared. Cheers for fresh starts! Happy holidays everyone. ♥

Requesting

Terms and Conditions

  • Please do not remove the credits on any of my layouts, or edit, redistribute, and claim my graphics and work as your own. It is only polite to give due credit.
  • When you link back to my site, there must be a link that directly leads one to my site. Buttons and text credit are both acceptable. Note: All the credits that provided on your layout beforehand must stay there. Feel free to add on, but do not remove anything I included.
  • I do not accept layouts from premade petpage layout or petpage layout request sites. However, I make layouts for personal pages, guilds, all other types of sites, and even pet applications (I will not create any artwork or custom graphics/adoptables of my own, however; pet applications will be treated like any other but tailored the needs suitable for this type of page).
  • Both off-site and on-site images can be used in layouts, banners, and icons. However the image you choose must be appropriate for Neopets and also be large enough. Attach the image of your choice to a petpage for me, so I can pick it up. If you have read the rules thoroughly, put "color splash" in the beginning of your form.
  • Please be as specific as possible in your request. There is no point for me to receive a form that explains nothing and we have to go through at least 5 more mails until you've made up your mind. Kindly include everything you want before you send in the form, because it's inconvenient for me to make additional edits for you after the fact.
  • You can only request a layout once every other month for a specific site. If you own two, and request one layout in March and another layout for the other site in April, that is fine. However, if the same site receives two requests in a row, it seems a bit selfish. I'd like to be fair to everyone!
  • I require all of my clients to use their final product. If you are not completely satisfied with your request, let me know, and I can fix the problem if I can. However, this should not be an issue because I always double-check that my client is satisfied with each and every aspect. The process of fulfilling any request is time consuming, so please be considerate of this.

Proceed to services?

Services

Here at Laurel, I offer a variety of requests featuring petpage layouts, banners, icons, and fonts. In every category I put my wholehearted effort and much more to satisfy my clients, so be sure to take a look at each one! If your request is ready for pickup and you are not completely satisfied with it, just let me know and I will fix it as best I can. In an effort to make the requesting process go by smoothly, please double-check that you have read the rules carefully!

Layouts
Here you can request a custom layout design for your petpage. I offer three different types of packages, perfectly designed to suit your site's needs. Continue?
Banners
This is where you can request a unique banner to utilize where you like! There are endless possibilities for your potential product. Continue?
Icons
No matter the size, an icon can always spiffy up a blurb or prove as a cute little resource. I create icons designed from any image you choose! Continue?
Fonts
Need help being creative on the Neoboards? Request a font that works with or without a pen if you like, and for the avatar of your choice. Continue?

Layout Requests

Sketch Package
This package includes only the template layout, and provides no styling other than the positioning codes.
  • Layout Image
  • Background
  • Template Codes
Estimated Time:
Maximum of 1 Week

Request Status: Closed

Proceed to the form!

Watercolor Package
In this package I will have a little more freedom with the layout, because most of the choices will be left up to me.
  • Coded anchored or scrolling layout
  • 1 Icon
  • 1 Divider
Estimated Time:
Maximum of 2 Weeks

Request Status: Closed

Proceed to the form!

Painting Package
Every detail will be run through by you in this package, and it will be more all-encompassing of your personal needs.
  • Coded anchored or scrolling layout
  • 3 Icons
  • 1 Divider
  • I organize your site's content
Estimated Time:
Maximum of 3 Weeks

Request Status: Closed

Proceed to the form!

The Sketch Package

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The sketch package is recommended for people who have existing knowledge of coding and CSS/HTML, but simply need help in the graphics area. Maybe you don't have the right program, or you are still in the process of perfecting your layouts - whatever the case, the sketch package has the graphics down for you! The coding, after that, is purely all your imagination.

The Watercolor Package

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  2. Heather @ Pet Portfolio
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The watercolor package is ideal for those who just want a new layout for their petpage and are willing to leave most of the work up to me. Whatever information you put in the form is what will be your product in the end! Occasionally I may ask for your opinion, preference, etc., but you will not get to see the layout until it is complete. Once it's all done, all you need to do is add the content!

The Painting Package

  1. Mirabelle @ Mira's Storage
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The painting package is perfect for anyone whose site has been around for at least three months and needs a revamp. Not only do I run every detail in this web design with you, but I also re-organize your content to help you get a fresh start with your new layout. You will be answering questions throughout the process and will have a general idea of the finished product.

Banner Requests

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This is where you can request a beautiful banner styled to your preference to go wherever you want! These are great to advertise for a cause - such as for maybe your shop, gallery, guild, or even an upcoming site or petpage of yours. You have the option here to pick any appropriate image you like, but make sure it's larger than the size of your product so that I can work with it with ease.

Icon Requests

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Here you can request a cute little icon to go on any page you like, as long as it's here in Neopia. Icons are 100 by 100 pixel images that can be used to embellish anything from the homepage of your site to the blurb on a lookup. You can request up to three - making an icon set - in one form, or just one or two if you like. Feel free to pick any image that you like, as long as it's appropriate.

Font Requests

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Here at Laurel I also offer font requests because who doesn't love embellishing their posts with beautiful fonts matching their special avatars? Linking back to me is optional once you've requested, though appreciated, but never are you allowed to claim these fonts as your own, even if you've edited them. When requesting, feel free to pick any avatar you like and specify if you have a pen or not!

Pick-Up

Layouts

Jasmyn @ Uncharted

Extras

Girl of the Moment
Who is behind this request site? A devoted, loving, and creative girl named Seline, of course! Continue?
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and their answers! A stash of inquiries I receive most often from my visitors. Continue?
Package Form Guide
A guide to help my potential clients better understand certain parts of the package request form. Continue?
Example Forms
A premade example of each layout package form to assist my clients in the requesting process. Continue?
Testimonials
The opinions of past clients about their experience and final product received here at Laurel. Continue?
Acknowledgements
No site-maker makes a journey alone. Here's to all who have helped Laurel become what it is today. Continue?

All About Me

Name: Seline
Birthday: June 29th
Timezone: NST + 0
Country: United States
Strengths: Loyal, outgoing, talkative, intelligent, fast learner, dedication, organized, creative, artistic, fashionable
Weaknesses: Proud, competitive, noisy, hasty, inconsistent, moody, clingy

Description: I have played and loved Neopets for over eight or nine years now. I have grown up with this site and never plan on leaving it as long as it exists for the next few years of my life. I started teaching myself how to design and code guild layouts when I was about seven with Paint, and now I code everything by myself from scratch and design graphics with Photoshop. Everything I've learned growing up was self-taught. I was chosen as Gate (an advanced-child program for select students) student of the year at nine because I knew how to code when creating websites, unlike the rest of the students who were simply putting text on a blank page, while I strove to design my own layout. I love everything to do with design, and I know anyone can do what they love if they just put their mind to it!
 

Interesting Facts


  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will it take for me to receive my request?

The answer varies depending on your type of request. Icons and banners shouldn't take more than a day or two, though if I'm busy it may take longer. Fonts are difficult to guess, depending on what type of signature you want, whether you have a pen or not, and they are more difficult to come up with, so it may take up to five days. Layout request are labelled with their allotted times next to each package, though none should take longer than the estimated amount by their side unless I am busy.

  • Can my site be affiliates with Laurel?

Sure! I'm open to being affiliates with any site (though it is preferable to be affiliates with a layout or graphics request/premade site, all sites are welcome!). As long as your site has no stolen content and is completely finished - meaning not on hiatus, in the process of opening, or being revamped - then I will gladly take a look at your site. Please visit the sitely section to double-check that requests are open; if they are, feel free to apply!

  • When do you normally open requests and when will the open again?

I open requests when I'm available, meaning not busy. It wouldn't make sense for me to open requests right before my finals are beginning, or when I'm going on vacation, so there is no specific pattern to when I open requests because it all depends on my schedule. I will always mention before-hand in my updates, though, when requests (and which ones) will soon be open, so keep an open open for that!

  • Do you gift layouts or offer any coding help?

Before Laurel was opened, I "gifted" layouts - mostly for portfolios - to anyone who asked, usually it was someone I was good friends with or someone from my guild. While it is nice and was fun while it lasted, I now have a site for a reason. I will only make someone a layout through the request service Laurel offers, no other. I also do not offer coding help at the moment because I'm far too busy, but you should expect to see tutorials for various snippets coming soon! Instead, why don't you look for a CSS guide at a directory?

  • Can I use your layout or a bit of your coding?

I've been asked by several people for pieces of my coding here and there, or the codes of my userlookups and whatnot. While I'd love to allow a friend or valued visitor to use it, I just don't feel comfortable giving out codes for layouts that are for my personal use only. And if they are not for me, they are officially requested by someone else which means that in no way was that code made for anyone else but my customer and I will have to say no.


  

Package Form Guide

When requesting a layout from Laurel, it is important to take into consideration many factors, such as: the images, color scheme/theme, design, navigation, and resources. This guide has been created in effort to make the decision much easier for you, as the customer, in order to create a product that will be both aesthetically appealing and functional.


  

Example Forms

Below are example forms only for layout package requests. Banners, icons, and fonts are pretty straightforward, but I do want to make sure everyone requesting a layout understands the form perfectly and fills it out with ease.

Sketch Package

Coming soon!

Watercolor Package

Coming soon!

Painting Package

Coming soon!


  

Testimonials

Coming soon!


  

Acknowledgements

  1. Everyone in Aethia: Their comments, support, and enthusiasm have kept me going! Heather and countless others have offered their suggestions, witty comments and jokes and have kept me in high spirits even when the process seemed so touch.

  2. Sarah: I can't even express how much Sarah has done for me in the process of Laurel being opened. Her kind words, her encouragement, her gift buttons, and her being the most amazing first client anyone could ask for. Thank you so much!

  3. Mia: This girl and I started talking so easily once site-making connected us. She offered to be affiliates with Laurel, supported me, and really, really lifted me with her enthusiasm.

  4. PF: PF is the real cool kid. She's so sweet and is incredibly generous with her compliments. She showered me with so many I'm afraid my head almost did increase in size. Almost.

Finally, I want to thank everyone at dA because above all, you guys are the shining light for Laurel.


  

Sitely

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Sister Site

Prime is a custom petpage layout request site run by the talented Maddie. Each one of her creations is made with great skill and care, and they all come out looking glossy and fabulous. If you ever need to request a high-quality layout, Prime will always deliver the best.

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